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Flevopark, entrance on the Valentijnkade

Remains of the Jewish cemetery can be seen in the Flevopark.

Van Gogh in


  1. 21 May1877
  2. 31 May 1877

In May 1877, Vincent walked from his home in eastern Amsterdam to Zeeburg, an area further east. He visited the Jewish cemetery on the Zeeburgerdijk and wrote to Theo:

“It’s very simple, full of old tombstones standing upright with Hebrew inscriptions and elderberries here and there, and covered with long, dark grass.” Read the complete letter

Vincent evidently enjoyed the atmosphere of the cemetery, as he visited it again a week later.

Relevant letters from Vincent

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  1. Bart Wallet (m.m.v. Liesbeth van Huit-Schimmel en Paul van Trigt)

    Zeeburg. Geschiedenis van een joodse begraafplaats, 1714-2014
    Hilversum, 2014
  2. Reindert Groot, Teio Meedendorp

    Vincent van Gogh over Amsterdam, een stadswandeling rond 1880
    Bussum, 2003
  3. Lekker wandelen in Amsterdam, Van Kattenburg tot Begijnhof, Met Vincent van Gogh door Amsterdam
    VVV Amsterdam
  4. Reindert Groot, Sjoerd de Vries

    Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, 1990